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The Best Dividends on April 11, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD2 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks April 11, 2012. In total, 39 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 20 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.04 percent.

The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date.

These are the results of the best yielding stocks:

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has a market capitalization of USD36.39 billion and operates within the “Foreign Regional Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 6.20

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.85

P/S Ratio: 2.08

P/B Ratio: 0.67

Dividend Yield: 7.89%

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) has a market capitalization of USD3.56 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.63

Forward P/E Ratio: 20.63

P/S Ratio: 7.90

P/B Ratio: 1.44

Dividend Yield: 6.95%

Shaw Communications (SJR) has a market capitalization of USD9.22 billion and operates within the “CATV Systems” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.92

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.10

P/S Ratio: 1.86

P/B Ratio: 2.58

Dividend Yield: 4.55%

Sasol (SSL) has a market capitalization of USD30.16 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.57

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.01

P/S Ratio: 1.50

P/B Ratio: 1.96

Dividend Yield: 4.24%

Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) has a market capitalization of USD2.73 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 65.80

Forward P/E Ratio: 38.35

P/S Ratio: 6.08

P/B Ratio: 3.62

Dividend Yield: 3.93%

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market capitalization of USD95.87 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.32

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.42

P/S Ratio: 2.47

P/B Ratio: 3.92

Dividend Yield: 3.35%

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) has a market capitalization of USD35.57 billion and operates within the “Copper” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 7.86

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.99

P/S Ratio: 1.70

P/B Ratio: 2.27

Dividend Yield: 3.33%

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